John Harwood is Chief Washington Correspondent for CNBC and a political writer for The New York Times. Harwood hosts the CNBC Digital original video series "Speakeasy with John Harwood."
Harwood was born in Louisville, Ky., and grew up in the Maryland suburbs outside of the nation's capital. He has been around journalism and politics all his life; his first trip on a presidential campaign press plane came when he was 11 years old and accompanied his father, then a political reporter for The Washington Post.
While still in high school, he began his journalism career as a copy boy at The Washington Star. He studied history and economics at Duke University and graduated magna cum laude in 1978. Harwood subsequently joined The St. Petersburg Times, reporting on police, investigative projects, local government and politics. Later he became state capital correspondent in Tallahassee, Washington correspondent and political editor. While covering national politics, he also traveled extensively to South Africa, where he covered deepening unrest against the apartheid regime.
In 1989, Harwood was named a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, where he spent the 1989-90 academic year. In 1991, he joined The Wall Street Journal as White House correspondent, covering the administration of the George H. W. Bush. Later Harwood reported on Congress. In 1997, he became The Wall Street Journal's Political Editor and chief political correspondent.
While at The Wall Street Journal, Harwood wrote the newspaper's political column, "Washington Wire," and oversaw the Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll. In March 2006, he joined CNBC as Chief Washington Correspondent.
In addition to CNBC, Harwood offers political analysis on "NBC Nightly News" and PBS' "Washington Week in Review," among other television and radio programs. Harwood has covered each of the last eight presidential elections.
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Americans don't like how much Donald Trump loves Twitter, according to a new poll.
CNBC's John Harwood reports on NBC-WSJ poll results on the overall approval of Donald Trump's transition into the Oval Office.
Donald Trump begins his presidency facing opposition from a majority of Americans, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
CNBC's John Harwood reports on NBC/WSJ poll results on Russian interference in the election, as well as Donald Trump's relationship with Vladimir Putin.
The poll also found that one-third of Americans call Donald Trump's relationship with Vladimir Putin inappropriately friendly.
CNBC's John Harwood reports on General Motors' big jobs announcement, as well as where Trump's border adjustment tax plans stand.
CNBC's John Harwood reports the latest on President-elect Trump in the run-up to the inauguration.
Jared Bernstein, MSNBC & CNBC contributor, and Chris Edwards, CATO Institute, weigh in on the possible tax impact of repealing Obamacare.
CNBC's John Harwood reports on the tax implications of repealing Obamacare, and how it may possibly benefit the wealthy.
CNBC's John Harwood reports on House Speaker Paul Ryan's comments at his weekly press briefing about the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act.